Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio) – Michigan has launched a new campaign called Going PRO to help employers in the U.P. and across the state fill more over 811,000 jobs in multiple fields.
The jobs are available in information technology and computer science, healthcare, manufacturing, and other business and professional trades fields, and military veterans represent a good solution to that problem.
But appreciation for the rewards that can come from apprenticeships and professional trades is lagging in Michigan, so recently, education, community and industry partners in the Western U.P. came together to work to change that perception.
We talked with Lois Ellis of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance to find out about the demand for professional trades careers in the U.P. and the “Heavy Metal Tour” initiative.
Ellis explained how the initiative is seeking to educate high school students, young adults and parents about the value and benefits of a career in the professional trades in Michigan.
Find out more about this and other skilled trade career opportunities at GOING-PRO.COM .